Hook Norton Brewery News

Whenever we have some news from the brewery or any of our pubs, we’ll be sure to post it here. Look out for lots of stories coming up, reporting on events and anything else we think might be of interest to you!

New Beer Alert! Arbor Ales Colab – Phoenix

As part of our 175th Anniversary celebrations, we are working with our favourite friendly fellow brewers to make some unique beers. The latest is Phoenix, a cask ale brewed in collaboration with our friends down at Arbor Brewery. As we recover from the recent stable block fire, we thought it only fitting that 10p from […]

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Ironestone Lager

Ironstone Lager

Ironstone Lager: Our Refreshing New Tradition That Took Flight For over 175 years, Hook Norton Brewery has been a cornerstone of brewing excellence, specialising in classic traditional cask ales. Now, we have added another string to our bow and have another success story on our hands: Ironstone Lager! Crafted with Passion: Ironstone Lager is a […]

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Korean TV Stars

We welcomed Korean TV to the brewery who filmed us for their YouTube travel channel. After showing them around the brewery, meeting Cromwell, our new two year old shire horse, they ended their visit with a trip down brewery lane to The Pear Tree Inn to enjoy a few pints with the locals and soak […]

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Get Merry & Morris On

Great to have The Bell Inn Adderbury in today brewing Laugh, Sing, Dance ale to be served at the Adderbury Day of Dance on Saturday 27th April where fine folk of the shire gather to get merry and morris on. Adderbury Morris Men, Adderbury Village Morris Men and Sharp & Blunt

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Hooky "On Tour"

HOOKY ON TOUR – BRINGING FREE BEER AND CHEER TO A PUB NEAR YOU

Hook Norton Brewery will be bringing their 175th Anniversary celebrations to their pubs in a unique way over the next few months. ‘Hooky on Tour’ will see the brewery visiting all of their pubs using a variety of different modes of transport – walk, cycle, motorcycle, Land Rover and even Shire Horse. Whilst they are […]

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As inflation hits lowest level since 2021, how’s this business fairing?

We all know about the challenges facing us all, here’s what James and a few of our staff thought about the current climate when Channel 4 news came to have a chat https://www.channel4.com/news/as-inflation-hits-lowest-level-since-2021-hows-this-business-fairing Inflation eased back by more than expected last month to its lowest level since September 2021. Official figures showed Consumer Prices Index […]

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A BEER FOR VICTORIA

Hook Norton Brewery’s Managing Director James Clarke has brewed a very special beer to celebrate the life of his sister Victoria who sadly passed away aged 12. Victoria would have celebrated her 50th birthday this year and to mark the occasion Jame and several of Victoria’s friends came together to brew. The beer was served […]

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JAMES CLARKE MARKS 33 YEARS AT HOOK NORTON BREWERY WITH UNIQUE BEER EVENT

Hook Norton Brewery have launched another unique ale brewed to celebrate Managing Director James Clarke’s 33 years at the brewery. James, the great great grandson of John Harris who started the brewery in 1849 said ‘This is a unique opportunity in our 175th Anniversary year to brew a beer to celebrate my 33 years at […]

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THREE BREWERIES, THREE ANNIVERSARIES, 525 YEARS OF BREWING EXCELLENCE

Hook Norton Brewery has teamed up with fellow family breweries Everards and Joseph Holt to brew three unique beers as they all celebrate 175 years of beer and brewing. The breweries will work together and brew three different beers in March, May and September with the head brewers coming up with unique recipes. All the […]

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Welcome Cromwell to our Shire Horse Team

We are thrilled to welcome a new young Shire Horse to our working team. Cromwell, a rising two year old bay Shire Horse joins the workforce from a renowned breeder in Lincolnshire. Head Coachman, Nicholas Carter said ‘We’re thrilled to welcome our latest addition to the team, this young horse caught my eye back in […]

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A BEER FOR ALL SEASONS – 2024 CASK ALE RANGE

Celebrating 175 years of beer and brewing, we are excited to present our 2024 range of classic cask ales. The first two of these seasonal specials are already on the bar. Outside Half, our rugby themed amber ale, perfect to help you celebrate or commiserate. When you’ve got a scrum at the bar, don’t buy […]

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Outside Half Rugby Beer from Hook Norton Brewery

OUTSIDE HALF 3.8% The perfect beer to help you celebrate or commiserate.

When you’ve got a scrum at the bar, don’t buy the dummy, try this to ease the pressure, convert and go for the grand slam. Think that’s enough rugby puns! See: Light Amber Smell: Fruity Malt Taste: Bitter Sweet Outside Half is a limited edition release and will be available on the bar at the […]

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